The typical Christian folklore festival is a Christmas celebration that combines the Mithraic symbolism (the birth of the Sun) to a whole series of pagan symbols, like the mistletoe or Christmas tree elements typical of the various forms of Germanic paganism.
However, some Chronicles report that in the Germanic area between 300 a.d. and 1100 a.d. was celebrated a party quite similar to Christmas in its meanings: Yule is also known as Geola.
Although modern enthusiasts would like to identify in the pagan roots of Christmas Yule the historical evidence would suggest instead a completely new thesis: Yule is the most primitive form of Christmas (vulgar) modern!
Primitive form where the elements of paganism were introduced into Christian Nativity to convert more easily the Germanic Pagan, Germanic peoples who were celebrating the longest night of the year known as “Modra Nacth”-“the night of the mothers” (similar to that of Saint lucia) …
(while the birth of the Sun was celebrated in February when the days begin to lengthen visibly)
Christian origins of yule
The feast of Yule in NeoPaganism
Yule Neopagan wheel of the year appears in the day of the winter solstice on 21 December, while representing a minor Sabbat is often celebrated with great joy as in many coven wikkan you would be celebrating the birth of the Sun God/masculine principle “from mother/sister/wife.
This would represent the first Sabbath in Sabbath timeline on the wheel marking the birth of the new calendar year as opposed to samhain which identifies la morte del sole.